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gigi's playhouse NYC

Joined in December 2018

About Us

We are a community center where families gather to celebrate, inspire, and empower each other, to attend programs, lectures and events that promote self-esteem and self-advocacy, and to find support and friendship.


We are an education center where weekly educational and social programs prepare individuals with Down syndrome to engage more fully in their homes, communities and schools.


We are an awareness center dedicated changing New York’s perception of Down syndrome, so that the abilities and contributions of our community are recognized and embraced by all.


With over 450,000 individuals with Down syndrome living in the US alone; and including affected parents and siblings, over 2 million people face this diagnosis every single day. 1 in 691 live births results in a Down syndrome diagnosis. The average age to give birth to a baby is 28. With an 80-85% termination rate: much work remains to give babies a fighting chance for life, love and happiness.

We are a community center where families gather to celebrate, inspire, and empower each other, to attend programs, lectures and events that promote self-esteem and self-advocacy, and to find support and friendship.


We are an education center…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Disability
  • Education

Location

  • 106 West 117th Street
    New York, NY 10026

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